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Caring for your Jewellery


Care Instructions

We believe that knowing how to care properly for your name jewellery will make all the difference in maintaining the finest luster. 
Therefore we recommend that you read the basic jewellery care instructions. 

Basic Home Care Instructions: 

There are some things that can be avoided to ensure many years of enjoyment from your name jewellery. For example, avoid interaction with chemicals. Some everyday chemical combinations can be harsh on gold and silver. Cleaning products can affect the surface of your jewellery, stripping it of its natural sheen. 
Due to these chemical reactions, it is always a good idea to remove your name jewellery when taking a shower, cleaning, applying makeup, lotions, hairspray, perfume and exercising as profuse sweating can also cause quicker formation of tarnishing

Additionally, chlorine may affect the colour of your gold and silver name jewellery and we therefore recommend removing all jewellery before entering a pool and/or hot tub. Lastly make sure you remove your name jewellery when changing clothes or sleeping, as it may cling to fabric, break or rip. 

Gold & Silver Name jewellery Cleaning:

Because good silver will eventually tarnish, the more care you take "now", the more cleaning time you will save later on. We recommend that you remove fingerprints and light tarnish with a silver cleaning cloth regularly. To remove fingerprints, oils or dirt, add a small amount of mild liquid soap to a half cup of warm water, soak for 2-3 minutes, rinse thoroughly with clean water and dry completely. 

When the silver tarnishes, it is important to clean it with a silver polisher. It is generally best to stay with well-known silver care product manufacturers, as some inferior products may cause scratching. Some examples are Twinkle Silver Cream (very gentle), Wright's Silver Cream (slightly more abrasive), and creams and pastes by the Hagerty Company. These products are readily available online or visit your local supermarket for their product line.

Another way to delay tarnishing is to store sterling silver in an airtight container, preferably with an anti-tarnish strip (a specially formulated material that absorbs moisture).  Anti-tarnish strips are available online.

While it may not look pretty, plastic zip-top bags are the best container to use to store your jewellery.  A jewellery box with a tight-fitting lid is also a good option.

Note: Depending on how bad the tarnishing is another great way to clean tarnish off silver is with dish soap. Form a lather with your hands and rub the tarnish off your silver.